These days you can get your prescriptions filled just about anywhere.
There are pharmacies inside of most grocery stores and large retailers, as well as chain pharmacies on almost every corner. Independent pharmacies are a bit fewer and farther between, but Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy has proved that there is still a place — and a need — for the individualized services it offers.
Not only is Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy independently owned, but it offers valuable services that are hard to find. “We are a traditional pharmacy, with an additional emphasis on compounding, which is the art and science of making medications that are not readily available in the marketplace,” owner Soheil Ahghari, Rph, said. “This way we are able to cater to many needs of the very young and the elderly, as well as our animal family members.”
Medication is traditionally manufactured on a one-size-fits-all basis. As a compounding pharmacy, Greenfield is able to help just about anyone needing a specialized medication that might not be manufactured by a drug company.
Aside from the medication itself, there are other ways that Greenfield Pharmacy stands out. “We don’t have a drive thru and we don’t sell garden hoses, so we can usually take care of your medication needs in a very quick and convenient manner,” Staff Pharmacist Gary Marton said. “We also offer delivery services and shipping of medicine to those patients who request it.”
Ahghari makes it a point to refer to the people he serves as “patients” rather than customers. “We take care of our patients’ needs in an efficient and professional manner and we also will be happy to try to bill any insurance for medication needs,” he said. “We love to spoil our patients with personalized service above and beyond their expectation.”
Marton, who has decades of experience in a variety of pharmacies, echoes those sentiments. He recognizes that when a patient comes to Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy, they need to be given the best care and service possible. “When someone needs something at a pharmacy, they are typically getting medication to try to stay healthy, get over an illness or care for a loved one,” he said. “So first, it is critical to always get the right medication to help them get well as soon as possible.” But for the staff at Greenfield, it’s about more than convenience. “Beyond that there is a human element that I believe can be just as critical to the overall pharmacy experience and healing,” Marton said.
“This is where the huge difference lies between a chain pharmacy and our independently owned pharmacy.”
Marton added that the dedicated staff of professionals at Greenfield is there to make sure they take care of patients’ short- and long-term needs in an efficient, accurate, professional and friendly manner.
“It means getting more involved with patient care by being in the circle of communication which involves the patient, the prescriber and the pharmacist,” Marton said. “The ultimate goal, which we all want and deserve, is good health.”
Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy has two pharmacists and two pharmacy technicians who work full-time Monday through Friday. “Both technicians are very people-oriented, friendly and bilingual,” Ahghari said.
Ahghari enjoys working in Vista for its close proximity to the beach and his home.
“But most importantly, our facility is walking distance from Tri-City Hospital and many great medical practices,” he said. “We are conveniently located in a very desirable medical plaza with about a dozen well-established, well-recognized physician groups.”
Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy is at 2067 W. Vista Way #195. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (760) 842-1700 or visit gfcpharmacy.com.
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